The Roosevelt Building is a twelve story Italian Renaissance Revival building that dominates the corner of South Flower and West Seventh Streets in downtown Los Angeles. The building is clad with off-white terra cotta manufactured by Gladding, McBean & Company with the intention of looking like rusticated stone blocks. The property was listed at the local level of significance under Criterion C in the area of architecture. The building embodies the distinguishing characteristics of the Italian Renaissance Revival style in its proportions, horizontal organization, symmetrical façades, bracketed cornice, and massive arched entryway. The Roosevelt Building is an excellent example of the style and was designed by the distinguished architectural firm of Curlett & Beelman. The building is also designated a Historic-Cultural Monument in 1988 by the City of Los Angeles.

Registration Date: 7/3/2007

City: Los Angeles
County: Los Angeles

727 W. Seventh St.

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